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Encouraging News for Public Relations Students! August 11, 2011

Filed under: My Causerie — mycauserie @ 1:05 pm
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The job market may be discouraging, but continued growth is expected in the public relations field. I highlighted the information about public relations, and you can read the complete article by viewing the link below.

Business Careers in a Down Economy

Learn why these business careers are considered the best of the best – even in a down economy.

By Chris Kyle

Looking to start on a new career path? Look to the business industry.

Despite the recent financial turmoil, business careers appear well-positioned for continued growth.

In fact, nine business occupations were recently spotlighted in U.S. News & World Report’s list of best careers for 2011.

“Business jobs, including those in finance, continue to offer solid opportunities,” writes U.S. News & World Report in its “50 Best Careers for 2011.”

Think a career in the business world might be for you? Keep reading to see why these nine business careers are considered the best of the best.

In-Demand Career #1 – Accountant

In-Demand Career #2 – Financial Advisor

In-Demand Career #3 – Public Relations Specialist

Public relations (PR) specialists, who are sometimes called communications or media specialists, were named to U.S. News & World Report’s best careers for 2011. U.S. News cites “a lot of upside” for this career that only requires a bachelor’s degree.

The future is a bright one for PR specialists, who are expected to see a 24 percent increase in employment opportunities through 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Education information for aspiring PR specialists:*

• Many PR specialists have a bachelor’s degree in PR, marketing, communications, or journalism.

• If you know what field you are targeting for a career in PR, it could help to take classes in that area, whether it’s information technology, health care, or finance, to use just a few examples.

• Related graduate degree program options include journalism and communications.

• Average earnings: $57,830**

In-Demand Career #4 – Financial Analyst

In-Demand Career #5 – Human Resources Training Specialist

In-Demand Career #6 – Actuary

In-Demand Career #7 – Meeting Planner

In-Demand Career #8 – Sales Manager

In-Demand Career #9 – Logistician

*All education information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor (www.bls.gov).

**Unless otherwise noted, all average earnings info comes from the Dept. of Labor using May 2010 info.

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